The photograph above shows some rocks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The photograph above shows some rocks in great smoky

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The photograph above shows some rocks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.From looking at the rocks, and what you know about the park, a likely story is that: A) These rocks were buried deeply and squeezed in a continent-continent collision, and then brought to the surface as overlying rocks were eroded.B) These rocks are really marmot #2.C) These rocks were sheared in the great slide-past fault that slid rocks from Florida up to theNorth-Carolina/Tennessee border to form the Smokies.D) These rocks were buried deeply and squeezed in a continent-continent collision, and then brought to the surface in one of the giant volcanic eruptions that built the Smokies.E) These rocks were stretched and then snapped back, bending as they did so and making anearthquake.Feedback: The squeezing and heating of an obduction zone have changed these rocks from mudto the folded schist seen here, and then erosion has revealed the rocks at the surface. There werelarge volcanoes near where the Smokies are before the Smokies formed, but those volcanoes ended when subduction ceased and obduction started to build the Smokies. Some slide-past motion did occur in the Appalachians, but not a huge amount, and the Smokies were not brought up from Florida.Correct Answer(s):A Table for Individual Question Feedback Points Earned: 1.0/1.0
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